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Born on March 3, 1958, in Lancashire, England, Miranda Richardson attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. After graduating, she acted in repertory and regional theater before first appearing on the London stage in 1981.

British television and film roles soon followed, and she next made a splash in Mike Newell's Dance with a Stranger (1985), earning critical acclaim for her portrayal of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be executed for murder in Britain. Richardson went on to give strong performances in diverse roles -- from the long-suffering wife of a British MP in Damage (which earned her an Oscar nomination) to a cold-blooded IRA terrorist in The Crying Game and a radio station secretary in The Apostle.

Other notable films include Empire of the Sun, Enchanted April (for which she earned a Golden Globe), Tom & Viv (which earned her an Oscar nomination) and Kansas City.

Miranda Richardson in Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth

2015 PG-13

In this adaptation of her World War I memoir, smart and ambitious Vera Brittain breaks free of her conservative home life to attend Oxford University, but news of war soon brings her studies and a blossoming romance to a halt.

  • Miranda Richardson in The Young Victoria The Young Victoria
  • Miranda Richardson in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Miranda Richardson in Empire of the Sun Empire of the Sun
  • Miranda Richardson in Belle Belle
  • Miranda Richardson in A Woman of Substance A Woman of Substance
  • Miranda Richardson in The Phantom of the Opera The Phantom of the Opera
  • Miranda Richardson in Enchanted April Enchanted April
  • Miranda Richardson in Absolutely Fabulous: White Box Absolutely Fabulous: White Box
  • Miranda Richardson in The Prince & Me The Prince & Me
  • Miranda Richardson in The Lost Prince The Lost Prince
  • Miranda Richardson in Made in Dagenham Made in Dagenham
  • Miranda Richardson in The Crying Game The Crying Game
  • Miranda Richardson in The Apostle The Apostle
  • Miranda Richardson in Chicken Run Chicken Run
  • Miranda Richardson in Gideon's Daughter Gideon's Daughter
  • Miranda Richardson in Southland Tales Southland Tales
  • Miranda Richardson in Blackadder Blackadder
  • Miranda Richardson in And Then There Were None And Then There Were None
  • Miranda Richardson in Sleepy Hollow Sleepy Hollow
  • Miranda Richardson in Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland
  • Miranda Richardson in Tom & Viv Tom & Viv
  • Miranda Richardson in Merlin: Special Edition Merlin: Special Edition
  • Miranda Richardson in Wah-Wah Wah-Wah
  • Miranda Richardson in Parade's End Parade's End
  • Miranda Richardson in The Night and the Moment The Night and the Moment
  • Miranda Richardson in Get Carter Get Carter
  • Miranda Richardson in Merlin's Apprentice Merlin's Apprentice
  • Miranda Richardson in Spinning Into Butter Spinning Into Butter
  • Miranda Richardson in The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle
  • Miranda Richardson in World Without End World Without End
  • Miranda Richardson in The Master Builder The Master Builder
  • Miranda Richardson in Shades of Darkness Shades of Darkness
  • Miranda Richardson in Sorrell and Son Sorrell and Son
  • Miranda Richardson in Kansas City Kansas City
  • Miranda Richardson in A Dance to the Music of Time A Dance to the Music of Time
  • Miranda Richardson in Black Adder: Back and Forth Black Adder: Back and Forth
  • Miranda Richardson in Snow White Snow White
  • Miranda Richardson in The Miracle Maker: The Story of Jesus The Miracle Maker: The Story of Jesus
  • Miranda Richardson in The Rage in Placid Lake The Rage in Placid Lake
  • Miranda Richardson in Falling Angels Falling Angels
  • Miranda Richardson in Fred Claus Fred Claus